Paramount Reveals Specs for 'Zodiac' HD DVD

Posted Wed Oct 3, 2007 at 08:00 AM PDT by

Paramount has unveiled specs for the highly-anticipated HD DVD release of David Fincher's 'Zodiac,' and as promised the two-disc set will be overflowing with bonus features.

After yanking a bare-bones version of 'Zodiac' from the studio's summer high-def release schedule, Paramount recently rescheduled the HD DVD for a January 8, 2008-- this time as a fully-loaded two-disc special edition. Guided by the hands-on input of legendary perfectionist Fincher, this newly-retooled 'Zodiac' will be the most feature-packed high-def release from Paramount yet, seemingly delivering everything a 'Zodiac' fan could ask for.

Among the confirmed extras are two audio commentaries (one featuring a solo Fincher, plus a second track including stars Jake Gyllenhall and Robert Downey Jr.), the "Zodiac Deciphered" documentary, five additional featurettes, "Sequence Breakdowns" of three key scenes in the film, a trailer gallery, and extensive "Background Files" with detailed historical data and behavioral profiles on the real-life Zodiac killer.

Tech specs include 1080p/VC-1 video and Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 Surround audio (at 1.5mbps). At presstime, Paramount had not indicated any high-res audio tracks, but we'll keep you posted if any further changes are announced.

Retail for the HD DVD is $39.98.

You'll find final disc details for 'Zodiac' linked from our HD DVD Release Schedule, where it is indexed under January 8.

We've also set up a dedicated thread to discuss this long-delayed release in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Zodiac' HD DVD release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Zodiac: Director's Cut (HD DVD)
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